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Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, Colorado
Counselor Education

Job Summary:
Position Description

This position is a 9-month appointment for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences. It requires graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising, supervision of graduate research, scholarly activity, and service to the program, college, university, and profession.

About the Institution

Founded in 1889, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to student success. We have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.

The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado strives to be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students experience a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that promote upward mobility; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the College

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the natural, health, human and mathematical sciences. Our students benefit from mentoring by faculty who are national and international experts in their fields and from meaningful research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. Our graduates leave us with a first-class education that has prepared them to contribute to society whether they become health-care providers, educators, scientists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, sport administrators, rehabilitation counselors, mathematicians, athletic trainers, recreation program managers, public health practitioners or work in other public service-oriented fields.

Institutional Values

As you consider joining the UNC community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more with a diverse team. Diversity encompasses differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value diversity in all forms and appreciate the contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, and physical ability. When you join UNC, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded institution committed to meaningful collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Location and Community

The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.

Additional Information

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Education, Counselor Education, OR an earned doctoral degree in a closely related field, if combined with a university position held for at least one year prior to July 1, 2017 in a Rehabilitation Counselor Education program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), or in a Counselor Education program for at least one full year prior to July 1, 2013. ABD status to be considered if dissertation will be successfully defended and submitted to the graduate school by August 2022.
  • Credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and/or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Knowledge and experience teaching in traditional and online settings
  • Knowledge, experience, and demonstrated research in rehabilitation counseling or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching at a CACREP accredited program
  • Ability to teach graduate level courses in rehabilitation counseling, particularly in counseling theories, group counseling, and counseling practicum, as well as other courses as needed.
  • Strong demonstration of research in rehabilitation counseling or related field
  • Communication in an effective and positive manner

Special Instructions to Applicants:

CONTACT AND APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dr. Jill Bezyak, Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 132, Greeley, CO 80639, O: 970-351-1585, Fax: 970-351-1255,

Review of applications will begin December 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application which addresses areas of graduate and undergraduate teaching competence, scholarly activity, and a diversity statement; graduate school transcripts (unofficial are acceptable); curriculum vitae; select reprint(s) of peer reviewed articles (not to exceed two); and the names and contact information (name, title, address, email address, and telephone number) of three references. Please submit application materials online at

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes an approximate salary range of $55,000-$60,000. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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